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The Abomination

Literary


by
Paul Golding

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 568 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

‘An astonishing, heart-rending tour de force’ Pat Barker The Abomination chronicles the life of Santiago Moore Zamora, a young man born to a beautiful, emotionally distant Spanish mother and an austere English father. Adrift in a world of nameless one night stands, living in a London of suffocating hedonism he remembers his early years in Spain and sudden exile to boarding school in England where two proscribed love affairs set him on a course apart. ‘Golding’s tale is no simple fable of innocence lost or trust abused; rather, it is a chilling dissection of inexorable, irreversible alienation . . . This unflinching novel deserves to be read’ Guardian ‘This is an accomplished first novel . . . stylish, clever, experimental, ambitious, urbane’ TLS ‘The Abomination is astonishingly assured; the strongest debut since The Swimming-Pool Library’ Independent

‘An astonishing, heart-rending tour de force’ Pat Barker The Abomination chronicles the life of Santiago Moore Zamora, a young man born to a beautiful, emotionally distant Spanish mother and an austere English father. Adrift in a world of nameless one night stands, living in a London of suffocating hedonism he remembers his early years in Spain and sudden exile to boarding school in England where two proscribed love affairs set him on a course apart. ‘Golding’s taleā€¦ (more)

‘An astonishing, heart-rending tour de force’ Pat Barker The Abomination chronicles the life of Santiago Moore Zamora, a young man born to a beautiful, emotionally distant Spanish mother and an austere English father. Adrift in a world of nameless one night stands, living in a London of suffocating hedonism he remembers his early years in Spain and sudden exile to boarding school in England where two proscribed love affairs set him on a course apart. ‘Golding’s tale is no simple fable of innocence lost or trust abused; rather, it is a chilling dissection of inexorable, irreversible alienation . . . This unflinching novel deserves to be read’ Guardian ‘This is an accomplished first novel . . . stylish, clever, experimental, ambitious, urbane’ TLS ‘The Abomination is astonishingly assured; the strongest debut since The Swimming-Pool Library’ Independent

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